In New York, the Orange County legislature Thursday supported a resolution for the license approval and operation of casinos in its county.
The vote was 20-to-1. Republican Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus says the overwhelming support for the resolution sends the message that the potential for gaming as an economic catalyst across the region is great. He describes the casino proposals for Orange County as coming from Class A casino companies.
GOSHEN – Orange County Legislature Chairman Michael Pillmeier is hoping to have his colleagues select a conceptual design to redevelop the County Government Center in Goshen before the end of the month. That is when several lawmakers including himself will retire from office.
There are two conceptual designs on the table and he is bringing them before two oversight committees next Monday.
GOSHEN – The Orange County Legislature approved over $92,000 for legal and special master fees in its redistricting dispute.
Lawmakers were supposed to draw new district lines for this fall’s elections and when they adopted the same lines as they previously had, a local resident took them to federal court. The judge appointed a special master to draw new lines and the county got the legal bill.
Legislature Chairman Michael Pillmeier was not happy with the bill, but he acknowledged it had to be paid.